Puzzle Simple Crochet Blanket

A new simple crochet blanket pattern, the Puzzle Blanket is now a free crochet pattern here on the blog. Read all about the warm and cozy chunky yarn , the easy interlocking stripes construction or scroll down for the complete free crochet pattern.

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Simple crochet blanket pattern

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4 color chunky crochet blanket pattern draped over a wooden bench

The Puzzle chunky crochet blanket pattern is a cozy striped blanket pattern perfect for beginners who want to create a dazzling look without too much effort or skills. The design is simple, leaving all the space for the beautiful colors to pop.

The Puzzle Crochet Blanket is an easy crochet blanket pattern available in 5 sizes: Baby to Twin. It works up quickly using bulky weight yarn and it will keep you warm through the cold winter days.

Simple and mindless, the Puzzle Blanket crochet pattern is perfect for making while watching your favorite show.

easy crochet blanket pattern draped over a wooden bench
detailed view of the easy crochet blanket

Create your own style

You can make this easy throw blanket crochet pattern in whatever style you want simply by selecting your choice of 4 colors. Use a palette of neutral tones in chunky weight yarn to ensure it will match any decor without being the center of attention.

Or select an array of bright colors to give this crochet blanket an energetic feel and help it pop thrown over the back of your couch.

Whatever color combo you decide to go with, it will be perfect for cozy nights around the fireplace.

full view of the puzzle simple crochet blanket pattern on a bench

The Easy Crochet Blanket Construction

This simple crochet blanket pattern is beautiful on both sides!

This chunky blanket crochet pattern uses a super simplified mosaic crochet concept for interlocking stripes. Making only chains and trebles, you will create this stunning interlocking effect between each stripe. The crochet pattern below includes written row by row instructions.

The Yarn

The Puzzle crochet blanket shown on the pictures was made from 2 great bulky weight yarns.

A total of 4 colors was used. You may of course play with the number of colors used to create your dream chunky crochet blanket. If you want to achieve the same result as the showcased throw blanket, you will need:

  • LionBrand hue + me (Bulky weight 5, 80% acrylic, 20% wool, 125m/137yd, 125g/4.4oz):
    • Love Song (Color D): 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) skeins
    • Agave (Color B): 2 (3, 3, 3, 6) skeins
    • Salt (Color C): 2 (3, 3, 3, 6) skeins
  • Zeeman Julia (Bulky weight 5, 80% acrylic, 20% wool, 170m/186yd, 100g/4.4oz):
    • Light pink (Color A): 3 (3, 4, 4, 7) skeins

Both are similar 80% acrylic, 20% wool yarns.

You can easily substitute with any chunky weight yarn you want.

Tip: When substituting yarn, make sure you check the yardage per skein of the yarn youโ€™re planning to use and calculate how many skeins youโ€™ll need based on the pattern yarn yardage per skein.

Also make sure your gauge matches the patternโ€™s so the sizing comes out right ๐Ÿ˜‰.

Downloadable Simple Crochet Blanket Pattern

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Before you Start your Simple Crochet Blanket

Materials

  • 8 mm / US L โ€“ 11 hook
  • LionBrand hue + me (Bulky weight 5, 80% acrylic, 20% wool, 125m/137yd, 125g/4.4oz):
    • Love Song (Color D): 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) skeins
    • Agave (Color B): 2 (3, 3, 3, 6) skeins
    • Salt (Color C): 2 (3, 3, 3, 6) skeins
  • Zeeman Julia (Bulky weight 5, 80% acrylic, 20% wool, 170m/186yd, 100g/4.4oz):
    • Light pink (Color A): 3 (3, 4, 4, 7) skeins

You can easily substitute with any chunky weight yarn you want.

Gauge

The gauge for this pattern is 8.5 st by 8 rows in alternating rows of sc and dc stitches for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4โ€ by 4โ€).

Size

The blanket crochet pattern is available in 5 sizes, noted baby (receiving, toddler, throw, twin) throughout the pattern. Pictures illustrate the throw size.

The table below shows the different sizes.

Blanket sizesInches Centimeters 
WidthLengthWidthLength
Baby29347488
Receiving4041102105
Toddler4348109123
Throw5155131140
Twin6590166228

You can easily adapt the size to your desired project size, you need an uneven multiple of 3 stitches.

Abbreviations

This pattern uses US notations.

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • tr = treble crochet

Notes

Work instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row/round. Instructions between () are worked in the same stitch/space.

The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row/round between < >.

The turning ch 1, ch 2 donโ€™t count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned.

The pattern is written in crochet shorthand. For example:

  • “dc 1” means to double crochet in the next stitch,
  • “dc 2” means to double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
  • and “2 dc” means to double crochet twice in the next st.

Front and Back

Both the front and back side of this blanket are beautiful.

The Actual Simple Crochet Blanket Pattern

With yarn color A and 8mm / US L-11 hook, ch 63 (87, 93, 111, 141) + 2.

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc across, turn. <63 (87, 93, 111, 141) st>

Row 2: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, dc across, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Repeat Row 3 and 4 for 2 (3, 4, 5, 10) times.

Row 5: Ch 2, [dc 3, ch 3, skip 3] until last 3 st, dc 3, turn.

Switch to color B yarn.

Row 6: Ch 1, [sc 3, tr 3 in the skipped st below (leave the chain at the back)] until last 3 st, sc 3, turn.

Repeat Row 3 and 4 for 4 (5, 6, 7, 12) times.

Repeat Row 5.

Switch to color C yarn.

Repeat Row 6.

Repeat Row 3 and 4 for 4 (5, 6, 7, 12) times.

Repeat Row 5.

Switch to color D yarn.

Repeat Row 6.

Repeat Row 3 and 4 for 4 (5, 6, 7, 12) times.

Repeat Row 5.

Switch to color C yarn.

Repeat Row 6.

Repeat Row 3 and 4 for 4 (5, 6, 7, 12) times.

Repeat Row 5.

Switch to color B yarn.

Repeat Row 6.

Repeat Row 3 and 4 for 4 (5, 6, 7, 12) times.

Repeat Row 5.

Switch to color A yarn.

Repeat Row 6.

Repeat Row 3 and 4 for 4 (5, 6, 7, 12) times.

Blocking

Youโ€™re done with the crocheting part, make sure to weave in all the ends.

To make your blanket even prettier and help straighten your edges and open up the waffle sections block your project.

Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.

Finished chunky crochet blanket pattern on a bench
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